Fish Bites: Giancarlo Stanton leaves game, X-Rays negative

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Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton left Saturday's game with a sore foot, but x-rays came back negative. Plus links on Juan Pierre, Logan Morrison and Jose Fernandez.

-Marlins Way: Jose Fernandez Dominant Once Again - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jose Fernandez threw seven shutout innings on Friday night, allowing just one infield single in the sixth inning. He struck out nine Nationals and walked two. It was another dominating start for Fernandez, who seems to be getting stronger as the season continues

-Jose Fernandez's 2013 Has Been Historically Good - NL Rookie of The Year. - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jose Fernandez has been one of the best rookies in the game since Fernando’s 1980 season. He is as good if not better than many of the pitchers that have had similarly impressive rookie years, like Hideo Nomo, Kerry Wood, Yu Darvish and Fernando himself. What I want to do in my next article is to compare Fernandez 2013 to some of the great rookie seasons in Marlins history

-Miami Marlins’ young pitchers are season’s bright spot - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

The Marlins don’t hit. They don’t score. They don’t win very often. But they’re better than most in one area: pitching. Though they have the youngest staff in the majors, it’s also one of the best in years for the Marlins — and it’s above average compared to the rest of the National League. "Doesn’t make you bad just because you’re young," said Marlins’ pitching coach Chuck Hernandez. "Just makes you young."

-‘Another phenomenal start’ from Jose Fernandez in Marlins win over Nationals - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez covered his mouth with that big orange glove of his and shouted words unfit to print in English, Spanish or any tongue known to men who understand the heartache of dastardly luck. It was a swinging bunt that did in Fernandez’s no-hit bid in the fifth inning of a 7-0 Marlins victory by a kid named Zach Walters in his Major League Baseball debut. A pinch-hitter, Walters swung out of his rookie shoes and out popped a perfect dribbler. The ball rolled down the third-base line. Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player or Bobby Jones couldn’t have putted the thing any better. All third baseman Placido Polanco could do was watch. "It was one of those hits, but he did what he needed to do and kept us in the game," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of Fernandez. "His day will come."

-Jose Fernandez is NL Rookie of the Month for August | Fish Bytes

Jose Fernandez was named the National League Rookie of the Month for August, making it the second straight month he's won the award. Fernandez went 3-1 with a 1.15 ERA in his six starts last month. He struck out 49 in 39 innings.

-Pierre moves up all-time hits list | marlins.com: News

There is no confusing the power comparisons, but Juan Pierre now shares another impressive milestone with Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. In the Marlins' 7-0 win over the Nationals on Friday night, Pierre delivered a pinch-hit single, giving him 2,211 career hits, which ties McCovey for 177th all-time. Pierre passed Willie Randolph. Pierre is one hit behind Joe Kuhel (1930-47) for 176th, and he is three shy of matching the great Joe DiMaggio, who is at 175 with 2,214 hits.

-LoMo's homer longest so far at Marlins' Park | marlins.com: News

For at least one swing, Logan Morrison has bragging rights over Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton may be one of the most powerful sluggers in the game, but the distinction of the longest home run measured at Marlins Park goes to Morrison. In the third inning of Miami's 7-0 win over the Nationals on Friday night, Morrison blasted a two-run homer off Dan Haren into the second deck in right-center. The estimated distance, announced by the Marlins, was 484 feet, making it the longest homer ever at the two-year old ballpark. At cavernous Marlins Park, center field is measured at 418 feet, with a 13 1/2-foot-high wall. And the gap in left-center is 386 feet, compared to 392 feet for the gap in right.

-Redmond: No limit set for Fernandez's final start | marlins.com: News

Redmond said that for Fernandez's next start against the Braves, the plan will be the same as Friday. The rookie will be allowed to go as deep into the game as possible, depending on how he is doing. So while, Fernandez is 4 1/3 innings shy of 170, his performance will determine how far he goes in his final start. "Jose is going to get a chance to pitch, and we're going to let him go out and try to win the ballgame," Redmond said. "I talked to him about it. Just like we did [Friday], we're going to let him go and try to win the ballgame. "Chuck and I have been very consistent on how we approached him and how we've used him this year. We've tried to really take care of him and watch his innings, and watch his pitches. We'll do that again this next start. I think it's good that he doesn't have to go out there and think he's got only four innings, five innings or whatever it is."

-Stanton leaves with sore foot, X-rays negative | marlins.com: News

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was replaced in the eighth inning on Saturday due to a sore right foot and ankle. The 23-year-old experienced discomfort for most of the day, and in the second inning in Miami's 9-2 loss to the Nationals, he started dealing with more pain. With Miami trailing by five runs after seven innings, Stanton was replaced in the eighth inning. He had an X-ray taken on his foot and ankle, and it came back negative. Stanton's status is day-to-day, but it is likely he will be given Sunday's series finale with the Nationals off.

-Miami Marlins: Fernandez goes 8-0 at home; strengthens ROY bid - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

The signs at Marlins Park may give an outsider pause: #JOSE4ROY. Who is this Roy? Related Video: Fernandez reflects on 1-hitter Saturday: Nationals at Marlins, 7:10 p.m. Gaudy home stats put Fernandez in exclusive company Ads by Google Auditions for disney channel Get the Information You Need to Get Started as an Actor or Model! www.iGotTalentNow.com 4 BR 3B $775 Rent to Own Over 25,090 Homes Available. No Credit Score Required! See homes ViewRentToOwnHomes.com For those who have watched Jose Fernandez’s remarkable debut season, the message is clear. With back-to-back National League Rookie of the Month awards in his pocket, the Marlins’ right-hander made his best pitch yet for the season award Friday by holding the Nationals to one hit in seven innings of a 7-0 victory.

Around The League

-Major League Baseball releases postseason schedule for 2013 playoffs | MLB.com: News

Major League Baseball announced the postseason schedule on Tuesday, and it all begins with the National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

-Shane Victorino stopped switch-hitting, and went on a tear. | SportsonEarth.com : Matthew Kory Article

Want to avoid fall-offs in batting average against opposite-hand pitchers? Just become a switch hitter. Shane Victorino did just that, building himself a successful career by batting both ways, but when he had to stop, he went on a tear. Why?

-Pulse of the Postseason: Sept. 8, 2013 | MLB.com: News

The Rays' recent road-trip slide has no doubt made things interesting in the American League Wild Card race.

-CT scan on Derek Jeter's left ankle comes back negative | MLB.com: News

A precautionary CT scan on Derek Jeter's left ankle came back negative after he was removed from Saturday's 13-9 loss to the Red Sox.

At Fish Stripes

-NL Rookie of the Year Power Rankings: Week 3 - Fish Stripes

With Miami Marlins rookie Jose Fernandez having only two more starts before his season ends, this is a good time to check in on the National League Rookie of the Year Power Rankings.

-Miami Marlins starting pitchers pound the strike zone - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have had a successful season from the starting rotation, and one possible reason for that is that their starters have all been pounding the strike zone all season.

-Miami Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano consistent with runners in scoring position - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano has been among the team's best with runners in scoring position this season. Solano entered Wednesday's game with 15 RBIs with RISP since July 30.

-Miami Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano consistent with runners in scoring position - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano has been among the team's best with runners in scoring position this season. Solano entered Wednesday's game with 15 RBIs with RISP since July 30.

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